Local Leadership: Mark Cockerell

Commercial Director

Mark joined IRI in 2013 and is currently IRI’s Commercial Director, leading our Retail and New Business Development team. He started his IRI career within client services as a trusted advisor, driving growth in some of the biggest manufacturers in the country. His first-hand experience of the strategic concerns and daily insights required by manufacturers and retailers to step-change their business, allows him to successfully understand exactly which business solutions make the difference for clients. Mark’s passion and strength is making genuine connections and working as a partner to clients to identify and action future growth opportunities.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Organisational Psychology from Rhodes University and completed the Management Advancement Program (MAP) through Wits Business School. He lives in Cape Town with his wife and two young children where he enjoys surfing, playing golf and learning to play the drums in his spare time.